The Spirit of Freedom - Horses and Eagles running free

Rick Short

Mount Dora, United States

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Everyone and everything yearns to be free or so they say. To have the freedom to worship God, to speak freely, to exercise their rights and yet how often do we take our freedoms for granted? While many communist countries in Eastern Europe embrace Democracy, we here in the US seem to be embracing Socialism whether we realize it or not.

The spirit of Freedom is one that we all yearn for and yet freedom is not ‘free’, it comes with a price and must be protected. Just like the Eagle that soars freely above our heads, it too was almost hunted to extinction. Just like the wild mustangs that were once endangered to be executed by the army, someone paid a great amount to set them free to run and have a place to call home.

In America, we celebrate being the land of the free and the home of the brave and yet there are those in power who would love to take our freedoms away right under our very noses. Let us not ever be blind to how much freedom truly is worth and let us never take for granted those before us who fought for our freedom and tamed this land.

Whether it be Cowboys taming the wild west, soldiers fighting the oppressed or Jesus dying on the cross for our sins, the price for our freedom comes at a great price and one that we should never take for granted.

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